Sat. Feb 4th, 2023
compression commands in linux

tar – Tape ARchiver, concatenates files
gzip – The gzip file compressor
bzip2 – Block-sorting file compressor
ar – Maintain, modify, and extract from archives. Now largely obsoleted by
tar
cpio – A traditional archiving tool/format
zcat – Prints files to stdout from gzip archives without unpacking them to
separate file(s)
afio – Compatible superset of cpio with added functionality
p7zip – 7zip for unix/linux
pack, pcat, unpack – included in old versions of ATT Unix. Uses Huffman
coding, obsoleted by compress.
pax – POSIX archive tool that handles multiple formats.

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